Category Archives: Blog

Blog Post: Thawing US-Iran Relations

By Fionn Adamian This past Thursday, the US and Iran announced a historic deal to limit Iran’s nuclear program. The New York Times reported that “under the accord, Iran agreed to cut the number of operating centrifuges it has by two-thirds, to 5,060, all of them first generation, and to cut its current stock-pile of

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Blog: Grading Obama’s Handling of the Recovery

By Fionn Adamian When Barack Obama took office, he inherited a crippling recession. Economic recovery—or a lack thereof—would define public opinion of the president throughout his tenure. Fast forward six years and people’s outlooks differ significantly on his success: some bash the recovery for being tepid while others point to accelerating growth. Despite Obama’s poor

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Obama the Scapegoat

By Leopold Spohngellert Note: Blog posts reflect the views and opinions of their authors and not necessarily those of Penn Dems as an organization. At this point in President’s Obama’s presidency, it seems like everybody has turned on him. This election cycle was defined as a referendum on Obama’s presidency by Republicans, and Democrats took their bait.

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Let’s Get to Work

Last Tuesday, voters across the country went to the polls and voted for divided government. With the White House still occupied by a Democrat, and both houses of Congress now run by a party whose main goal has been to obstruct the president, opportunities for bipartisanship seem elusive. We believe, however, that there is no

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Blog: Fighting the Fictions about Reproductive Rights

By Zakya Hall Note: Blog posts reflect the views and opinions of their authors and not necessarily those of Penn Dems as an organization. On Wednesday, Dayle Steinberg and Maggie Groff, two women who have devoted their entire careers to fighting for reproductive rights, held a discussion with Penn Dems about their work with Planned Parenthood. This

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